Want better skin in 2021 and beyond? Now is the time to change your habits, reduce the signs of aging, and reassess the ingredients you are using in your daily routine. 

Skincare trends come and go, but there are a few tried and tested strategies that can leave you with a fresh, glowing complexion all year round.

1. Use Niacinamide Serum

You may not be familiar with the word niacinamide, but it is an ingredient that has long been used orally and topically for both general health and skincare. 

When applied topically as a serum, it can dramatically improve your complexion. Because it works as an anti-inflammatory, skin brightener, and pore minimizer, niacinamide serum really is a wonder product. Niacinamide is especially beneficial for those who are experiencing acne or rosacea, and dermatologists recommend it as a key ingredient for general skin health. 

2. Wear Sunscreen

Sunscreen will help protect you from sunburn and skin cancer, but this isn’t the only reason why you should apply the thick white lotion. Sunscreen is one of the best defenses your skin has to prevent premature aging, sun spots, and fine lines. 

Even when it’s overcast the sun can still cause damage, so incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine is a good habit to embrace. When applying sunscreen, always read the manufacturer’s instructions and reapply throughout the day. For maximum protection, choose a variety with a high SPF, such as SPF 30+ or SPF 50.

3. Cleanse Twice

These days many of us layer our makeup. We use full coverage foundation, contouring, and highlighting techniques to achieve a photo-ready look. While a flawless finish can boost your confidence, heavier makeup can be more difficult to take off.

After removing your makeup and cleansing your face, you may find it isn’t enough to remove the dirt and grime. In the evening, cleanse twice! Follow with a toner and night cream to prepare your skin for a good night’s sleep.

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4. Clean Your Brushes 

When did you last clean your makeup brushes and sponges? This is a task that should be done regularly because dirty tools can have a negative impact on your skin. Your foundation brushes and sponges should be washed every day, while your powder brushes should be cleaned twice a week.

Bacteria, germs, and dirt can lead to clogged pores, acne, and skin irritation. Not only are you risking the condition of your skin, but your tools will be less effective when dirty. 

5. Focus on the Inside Out

Beauty starts from within, and how you treat your body can make a difference to your skin. Try to make a conscious effort to replace sugary drinks with fresh water, as this will help to keep you hydrated.

Minimize processed foods and swap them with fresh, healthy alternatives as this will give you more energy and make you feel good. Regular exercise will get the blood flowing, and give your skin a natural boost. 

Don’t forget, it’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason, so aim for eight hours of quality sleep per night.

Get Better Skin This Year!

Want to improve your complexion? Start with the right ingredients! Support your skincare by wearing sunscreen, and cleansing twice to ensure your skin is free from dirt when you sleep. Clean your brushes regularly, and focus on your health. Fresh foods, water, sleep, and exercise are all beneficial for your skin.

With these simple tips, your skin will look and feel its best!

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